Seven British born Nigerians were elected as MPs following the parliamentary elections that took place last Thursday in the United Kingdom. The seven, two men and five women retained their seats as deputies.
- Ms. Chi Onwurah: 52 years old, first black member of the electoral district of Newcastle. She presented herself in 2010 under the colors of the Labour Party.
- Ms. Kate Osamor: 48, elected to the Labour Party since 2014, she served in 2016 as Secretary of State for International Development.
- Mrs. Kemi Badenoch: 38 years old, started by sitting in parliament from 2015 on behalf of the GLA Conservative.
- Chuka Umunna: 38, elected from the Labour Party for the Streatham
- Bim Afolami, corporate lawyer, the newly elected is a politician of the Conservative Party
- Ms. Afolami elected as a Member of Parliament in Hitchin and Harpenden.
- Ms. Helen Grant of the Conservative Party, 55, is the Member of Parliament for Maidstone and Weald.
The vote also witnessed the election of more than 200 women out of the 650 members of the House of Commons, which is a first in the history of the country. More than 47 million British were called to vote on Thursday 08 June for an early parliamentary elections decided by the Prime Minister. Theresa May had convened the legislative elections to strengthen her majority, but the reverse eventually happened.
By Chi Prudence Asong
Cameroon Intelligence Report